Striker is an enemy and a part of the "Butcher Gang" that appears in Chapter 3 of Bendy and the Ink Machine. He is a twisted clone of Edgar from the "The Butcher Gang" cartoon.
Striker's physical form looks rather macabre, and drastically different when compared to his original form Edgar.
His head is very disfigured, with large lips lacking pointed fangs and sewn together with a few stitches, an extra mouth with maniacal teeth on the top of his head, a movable human-like eyeball placed in the right eye-socket with three straps, and a left nonmutilated pie eye. There are two straps from his forehead resembling shoe-laces. His small ears are printed with several white boils.
He has a long pear-shaped stomach and short legs with shoes. Because of the broken left ankle, his left foot drags from the floor while walking or running. Unlike his original variant Edgar who only has four legs, he has three long, thin arms with hands wearing two-darted white gloves. He happens to be missing his bottom left arm. His left arm is fused with an extender bar which acts as his main weapon, with a hose connecting the bar to what seems to resemble some kind of "lips" opened wide.
Like his colleagues, Piper and Fisher, Striker appears randomly wandering around certain areas of the workshop (in his case, Level P). If he spots Henry, Striker will rush to him quickly and if possible will hit him with a long range punching attack of his extendable left arm, and uses his teeth from the second mouth located on top of his head to bite if approaching too close. If in battle, the player should try to keep their distance, as Striker has a very high range, but since his attacks are weak, Henry can tank a few hits making fighting him easy. If Henry is low on health, he should try to reach the elevator or a Little Miracle Station, as running away from Striker can result in receiving more damage because of his high speed and range, and would not even stop following until Henry reached the hiding spots. If multiple "Butcher Gang" members are in the area, it's best to get rid of Striker first since he's the only member that can outrun Henry, not allowing him to regenerate health.
Along with two other "Butcher Gang" enemies, Striker himself getting too close to "Bendy's" ink-webs will die instantly.
Early on in the chapter, Henry can see few clones of Striker laying dead in the giant pool of ink from the flooded warehouse where the clones of strapped dead Boris and Piper, and few hanging clones of Fisher are found.
While solving tasks for "Alice", Striker can dwell in the areas of Level P along with its few other locations including both the small workshop area and the operation room, and as well trying to kill Henry if Striker sees him.
During the task by collecting valve cores, Striker's extendable left arm is attached with the valve core. Henry will manage to obtain the valve core after killing Striker.
In the task of defending "Alice's" room, Striker, along with two other "Butcher Gang" enemies including Piper and Fisher, intrudes Level 9 and Henry needs to wipe out all of them before taking the next final task.
On both locations of Level 14, multiple corpses of Striker, even Fisher and Piper, are seen scattered around the ink flood. Striker's corpse with the very first ink heart in his hand was located next to the deck from the elevator's area spot, and some each other corpses can be randomly located with one ink heart.
At the toy machine room's secret area of the toy machine room after killing the pack of Searcher Minibosses from pulling the first lever, activating the second lever will spawn multiple "Butcher Gang" enemies at the Heavenly Toys room that includes several clones of Striker.
Striker is seen for the last time from the image during the "Path of the Demon" ending, along with Piper, Fisher, and a Searcher.
- Striker's name is most likely referred to how he strikes Henry with his extendable arm.
- Striker, as the "Butcher Gang" enemies are presumably based on the "three wise monkeys", could be influenced to "speak no evil" due his main mouth sewn shut with stitches.
- This is the only "Butcher Gang" enemy to never equip a weapon based on the ones Henry wields or obtain. Instead, the extender bar for his left arm was his own original weapon.
- Striker's design, which is far different to the original variant Edgar, may have similarities to some anthropomorphic spider characters seen in rubber-hose cartoons, such as the character from the Silly Symphony short "Woodland Café" and Nails from the live-action/animated film Cool World.
- This is the only "Butcher Gang" enemy to lack his own unique dialogue.
- The current quality of Striker's official rigged model is unofficially released onto Steam's Source Filmmaker Workshop and included in the second SFM pack along with "Alice", Piper, Fisher, the Searcher, the Swollen Searcher, and the Projectionist's model.
- Striker, along with Piper, can be seen briefly in Chapter 3's reveal trailer where they are seen scampering from one of the hallways in the testing areas.
- He is also seen running across the bridge.
- There are some differences for Striker's mechanics prior to update patch 1.3.1:
- Along with two other "Butcher Gang" enemies, Striker randomly spawns in different locations besides just around the areas of Level P.
- Striker never carries the valve core during the task of locating the said items.
- There is a slightly rare bug where Striker "levitates" with his limbs stretching in a glitchy manner after killing him.
- While the model-stretching glitch got fixed in the said update, Striker still rarely "levitated" upon killing him however.
- On Level 9 during the confrontation against the "Butcher Gang" enemies while defending "Alice's" entrance, killing Striker will cause another clone of himself to spawn once.
- Getting killed by the "Butcher Gang" enemies while near the Bendy statue will cause the bug to occur for Henry to get trapped in an endless loop of getting killed and respawning due to constant attacks from the nearest "Butcher Gang" enemies.
|Allison Pendle • Grant Cohen • Henry • Joey Drew • Linda • Norman Polk • Sammy Lawrence • Shawn Flynn • Susie Campbell • Thomas Connor • Wally Franks|
|Alice Angel • Bendy • Boris the Wolf (Clone) • Butcher Gang • Mr. Snowman • Skeleton • "Talking chairs" & "dancing chickens"|
|"Alice" • "Bendy" • Fisher • Piper • Sammy • Searchers • Searcher Boss • Searcher Minibosses • Striker • Swollen Searchers • The Projectionist|
|theMeatly • "Wandering" Bendy|